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U.S. Senate Candidate Terri Lynn Land Takes No Stance On Automaker Bailouts

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LANSING, MI (WLNS) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land is taking some heat from democrats who say she did not support the government bailout of General Motors and Chrysler.

The developing story comes out of Mackinac Island where Ms. Land and democratic candidate Gary Peters both appeared.

6 News Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick was the only Lansing reporter on the island and has the details.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land was invited by the Detroit chamber to speak at the conference.

As was democratic candidate Gary Peters.  He wanted to debate her, but this was as close as they came to interacting with each other, like two ships in the night.

During his remarks he said she did not support the rescue package for GM and Chrysler in Congress.

“I think that's going to be a big difference, we're going to talk about that and the campaign, there's certainly a difference between where I am and where my opponent is where she would not have supported that rescue,” said Gary Peters (d), U.S. Senate Candidate.

The issue did not come up during her presentation, but it did with reporters afterwards.

“I've always supported auto workers.”

Ms. Land was asked two more times for her stance, but on the third try she left.

She said she had answered the original questions, but agreed to appear on camera again, but limited the conversation to one question.

Reporter: “If you had been in Washington and you had a chance to vote for money for GM and Chrysler, how would you have voted?”

“If I had been there as a US Senator, I would have worked to negotiate a deal that would have looked more like Ford Motor Company did,” said Terri Lynn Land (r), U.S. Senate Candidate.

Reporter: “Do you think she answered the question on how she would vote?”

Congressman Peters: No she did not answer the question. In fact that answer shows that she really doesn't understand what was happening, doesn't understand the complexity of the issue and had she had that position, both General Motors and Chrysler would have gone under.”
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